Thoughts on the Gospel for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Forgive Anyhow

I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you,
unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.
Matthew 18:34-35 One of the most certain axioms of the kingdom of the New Heart is Jesus’ command that we forgive to which is attached the glorious promise that if we do forgive we will be forgiven by Him whom we have offended.   It is given in the sentence following the great prayer:  “if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father also will forgive ...
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John Henry Newman and the Battle Between Truth and Liberalism

Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund, M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D. Saturday, September 12th, 2020, Noon, Central Time, via the Internet exclusively on Zoom Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund is Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program and Professor of Philosophy, Theology ...
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A Four-Part Series by Dr James Patrick

There is one thing that is infinitely more absurd and unpractical than burning a man for his philosophy. This is the habit of saying that his philosophy does not matter, and this is done universally in the twentieth century. ...
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Understanding with the Heart

There are seed that fall in good soil, who produce good fruit, yielding one hundred-fold, sixty, or thirty.  These are those who hear the word and understand it.                                                                 Matthew 13:23 The parable of the sower is somewhat unusual because Jesus ...
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Belief and Witness

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things ...
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Newness

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him in death
so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the ...
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Thoughts on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Remember Me "Do not forget the LORD, your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
that place of slavery.” Deuteronomy 6:12 “And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart
and you shall teach them ...
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The Political Economy of J. R. R. Tolkien

     The PPE curriculum, philosophy and political economy, was I suppose an Oxford invention, calculated to combine the reflective, intellectual aspects of thought with the arts of politics and economics.  It suggested that what we do in the marketplace ...
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Thoughts on the Second Reading for the Sixth Sunday in Easter

Always be ready to give an explanation
to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,
but do it with gentleness and reverence,
keeping your conscience clear,
so that, when you are maligned,
those who defame your good conduct in Christ
may themselves be ...
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